String Cheese Incident Live at Paramount Theatre on 2001-03-15
Set 1: Born on the Wrong Planet, Little Hands > Jam > Hold What You've Got, Pygmy Pony, Cedar Laurels > Jam > Fire
Set 2: Turn This Around > Jam > Lonesome Road Blues, Take a Little Time¹, On the Road, Rollover > So What > Rollover
Encore: Drifting Away, Round the Wheel
Collection StringCheeseIncidentBand/Artist String Cheese IncidentVenue Paramount TheatreLocation Seattle, WASource Schoeps mk4v > Reutelhuber > SBM-1 > DAT (48k)Lineage DAT > Zoltrix Nightingale > SoundForge 4.5 (rec,48>44,fades) > CD Wave (splits) > .shnTransferred by Craig Taraszki
¹ with Liza Oxnard on vocals
First Time Played: Fire (Jimi Hendrix cover)
November 16, 2014
Solid show top to bottom. Highlights: Born On The Wrong Planet, Little Hands, Take A Little Time, So What.
November 14, 2004
I like this show cause it has a lot of random "Yea!" and "Haaa!" from kyle, more than usual (even a "2 dollars!" during lonesome road and a girly "oh my god!" in round the wheel).
BOTWP has typical kylish opening only with more kang working with him too which is cool.
Little hands has awesome keys, and at the end of the Billy solo there is just him and no one else before the fiddle part stats. I wish I was on my home computer and could point out a few other versions of the song where they do that, but it is rare and cool. Good fiddle, real good, 2001 is always good, but kind of weak at the crucial last notes of the song. Segue into Hold What is so-so.
I like Pygmy Pony, and am afraid I'll never get to see it live, but it is a complicated and respectable tune. Minuscule mistake at the end of the song at the hardest part to play. Commendable nonetheless. Could have used an "Ole!" at the end though.
Cedar was great in 2001, although i think kang sings one line in this one as "hrmm mm mm rmm."
Jam into fire was nice and upbeat and such. Fire was fun. Billy: "Move over rover. Woof Woof, good doggy, sit, gimme your paw." Hendrix must have been rolling over in his grave.
2001 was also a great year for Turn This Around. Blatant Who Knows tease that everyone seems to have missed during the epic jam that ensues (around 9 minute mark), then bam right back into Turn This Around. Nice. 5 minute segue jam into lonesome road. Turbo lonesome Road. Bring out Liza for Take a Little Time. Meh..
Nice Billy, Travis in On the Road. Crazy techno jam develops from it. I haven't heard it played like that before that I can think of.
Ahh, Rollover. Kang does some really really nice PICKING post-verses and pre-epic part. No flubs during the epic part but it lacks the umph. Still, good so far. The jam into So What comes from nothing, all you hear is kyle and kang, and some pleasant Kyle too. Then the drums kick in and so does So What eventually, nice and gradual, it's cool. I like this So What more than others because it's so chill. The problem is that the So What segueing into the Kylish jam that always goes back into Rollover seems slightly disjointed. I think they did a Rollover> So What> Rollover in fall tour 2000 that seems to work a bit better. Besides, there are more filling rollover sandwiches around from this time period. I recommend trying 2/17/01, 4/12/01, and especially 4/21/01 for some tastier rollover sandwiches with 100% Boar's Head meat.
I love when an encore starts with drifting because it's such a nice song (especially this one that's more chill than usual), especially at the end of the night, and you know that they're going to play something else after it. And when that something else is a jam-packed 17+ minute Round the Wheel, my rating gets changed from 4 stars to 5 stars. I guess they're not as tired as I thought they seemed during Rollover. Slight I Shot the Sheriff tease by Kang around 8 minutes; this part of the song is really cool anyway, reggae feel to it all around, heavy. Then 7 minutes of great jamming and the rest is typical.
You don't want to skip over this show. I hate how I give everything 5 stars but I mean come on. Besides I am only reviewing good shows (for now anyway).
Sound quality is good enough. Enough crowd noise to hear the energy. Apparently this was a nice venue as Keith said at the beginning of the show.